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Mardi Gras Indian Elder Isaac ‘Ike’ Edward passes

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I don’t want to be remembered as a Second Chief, I want to be remembered as a Flag Boy,” Isaac

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Scandal rocks N.O.-based narcotics task force

For the past year, the U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating allegations of a host of improprieties committed by a New Orleans-based narcotics task

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Some oyster leases near offshore wells have a surprising owner: oil and gas companies
By Michael Isaac Stein The Lens The state of Louisiana leases the muddy bottoms of its many bays and bayous to fishermen so they can cultivate and harvest oysters.
Key NOPD commander transferred amid internal probe of his contact with recruits
Lt. Carlton Lewis, the NOPD commander who heads the department’s Recruitment and Applicant Investigation Division, was recently reassigned to regular field duties in the NOPD’s Fifth District in the midst ...
New Orleans mayoral candidates jockeying for early lead
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Five weeks ago, LaToya Cantrell nearly lost momentum in her bid to become the next Mayor of New Orleans. The District “B” Councilwoman contended with Desiree ...
Children of Alton Sterling sue Baton Rouge, police department
A week before the first anniversary of the tragic, officer-involved shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling over the Fourth of July weekend last summer, his children filed a lawsuit against ...
Ashé co-founder Carol Bebelle and Luther Gray discuss the 17 annual Maafa with NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow Tiana Hunt. (Photo by Darrell Larome Williams, NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow)
Ahead of tricentennial, Maafa celebration honors ancestors
[caption id="attachment_25818" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ashé co-founder Carol Bebelle and Luther Gray discuss the 17 annual Maafa with NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow Tiana Hunt. (Photo: Darrell Larome Williams, NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow)[/caption] By Tiana ...
NOPD is slammed over use-of-force incidents
While the NOPD has reduced the number of use-of-force incidents and is working to make more data available to the public, the department, which has been implementing a federally mandated ...
More questions about City’s statue-removal budget
Several weeks after the completion of the statue-removal project that took down four Confederate-era statues from their public spaces across the city, a new round of questions about the $2.1 ...
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Essence Fest – Beyond the Dome’s main stage
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s only natural that the spotlight shines the brightest on the big name stars like Diana Ross, John Legend and Mary J. Blige, who arrive at Essence ...

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